The Ledgestone tournament team is happy to announce the release of the 2023 Ledgestone events schedule. The 2023 events schedule includes a lot of returning events and some new and exciting events. “Planning an events schedule for a tournament the size of Ledgestone is incredibly challenging. Factors that need to be considered include venue size, how many people we think will show up to an event, if we need to provide food at the event and many other factors,” said Nate Heinold, Ledgestone TD. The Events schedule is the 4th in our series of announcements on the Twelve Days of Ledgestone. One of the more popular events have been the Flex C Tiers run during the event week, and this year the event will be hosting 11 Flex events leading up to the event. Players have found these Flex events to be a fun way to compete in a sanctioned event while also warming up for the big show.
This year’s event will see a tournament pro shop at both Lake Eureka and Northwood Park (similar to last year), as well as our event flymarts. The tournament will have some special disc releases for sale during tournament week as well as special Ledgestone apparel. “2022 was our biggest year for special releases, and 2023 will blow last year out of the water,” said Heinold. Tuesday will see the Juniors Clinic at Washington Park, which will include free pizza for all juniors attending the event. Tuesday will also include a players clinic and player signing with Paul Ulibarri. Wednesday will see a host of activities including our press conference at Sunset Hills, a CTP contest with Andrew Presnell, a Discraft player’s clinic, our $10,000 hole-in-one contest, our Play with the Champs Exhibition, an ice cream social and several more activities.
Thursday, as usual, will be the busiest day of Ledgestone week. MPO and FPO will start the tournament off at Eureka and Northwood respectively, while AMS and all other players will check in at Five Points in Washington. 2023 will follow similar procedures to the 2022 check-in process, which will see divisions checking in at predetermined times, with an open check-in for anyone later in the evening. VIP check-in will also take place on Thursday, and Paige Pierce, Missy Gannon and Paul McBeth will be doing a signing at Lake Eureka that evening. We will also have disc golf games, a putting competition, free ice cream, a band performance a fireworks show and more at Lake Eureka on Thursday evening. The addition of fireworks to the Lake Eureka Thursday schedule is a new event for the Ledgestone tournament. “We hosted a fireworks show over the lake for the first time at 2022 PDGA Master and Junior Worlds, and we can’t wait to bring this experience to the Ledgestone event in 2023,” said Heinold. The night will be capped off by Glo Disc Golf at Washington Park.
Friday will see the start of AM competition and the second round of competition for the MPO and FPO divisions. The Flymart will return to the Comfort Inn in Morton, which hosted the outdoor flymart for the last 3 years. The tournament will also have a player’s dinner that evening as well as the St Jude Dunk tank, in addition to the return of our magic show with David Casas. Virtual poker night will also be returning for our 2023 event. This will take place Friday night and is only available for the first 150 people to register. This will start around 8PM and will go until there is a winner! The cost will be $30 to register and you can sign up through Ledgestone registration at Disc Golf Scene or a separate registration page through Disc Golf Scene. There will be prizes for the top 20 competitors and the game will be Texas Hold Em!
Saturday will find MPO and FPO playing their third rounds, while all other players will compete in their 2nd round. There will be another Flymart that evening at the Comfort Inn in Morton as well as another crack at the St Jude dunk tank. A pizza party will take place that night as well as our Eagles Wings Chapel Service. Sunday is the final day of competition for all players and will see players getting their AM payout at Eureka and at Five Points in Washington with lots of goodies available (tons of discs, bags, baskets, apparel, etc). The St Jude first putt will take place Sunday at 2PM, and the awards and the raffle drawing will take place Sunday around 6PM.
With today’s announcement Ledgestone is doing a giveaway on their Instagram page, so go like the page and read up on the details for the giveaway. Ledgestone is also dropping the annual Captain’s Raptor release from Discraft at the Ledgestone retail website.
The 13th Annual Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open will take place August 3rd to August 6th in Central Illinois. Registration will take place exclusively at Disc Golf Scene and will open 1/1/23. Registration for AM players and age protected professionals will take place here.